I have been teaching in the public school system for 29 years in a highly diverse community. After working with exceptionally needy children on a daily basis in the classroom, I realized I could help them more effectively with additional post-graduate education. In 1998, I obtained my School Psychology credential and Ed.D. After my degree, I had continued to teach ESL primary grade students until a few years ago...I switched to 4th, 5th, and 6th. During the past 15 years I have also focused my energies to include sharing my knowledge and experience with online adult students. I am currently a professor at several online universities in their CLAD, Clear, Teacher Credentialing, Master of Education, and Doctoral Programs. In my free time I love to go to the movies and write screenplays as a hobby. Not so coincidentally, my long time fiance is an independent movie producer, which makes for an exciting and interesting personal life.
For teaching style, I had an urge to start spouting off terms like "Multiple Intelligence" and "Learning Styles" which are both areas I do delve into when teaching my students. However, where I am right now is "Rigor vs. Vigor." I came across a wonderful blog (http://www.joebower.org/2010/01/rigor-vsvigor.html ) that says it perfectly. Administrators are looking for “Rigor” to insure purposeful learning environments. Some synonyms for rigor are: inflexibility, stringency, cruelty, and pain. But…why not "Vigor?" Some synonyms for vigor are: drive, strength, force, flourish, and vitality. So, I guess I believe in vigorous teaching and vigorous learning!
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BA in Social Work MA in Education Ed.D in Educational Psychology
I am a proud Noni to my darling granddaughter.